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What is an inverted yield curve?


(Reuters) - A section of the U.S. Treasury yield curve has moved into inversion. Here is what that means.WHAT ARE TREASURIES?U.S. Treasuries are bonds, or debt, sold by the federal government, most of which pay a fixed rate of interest over a fixed period, ranging from one month to 30 years.They are considered the world's safest securities because they are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.WHAT ARE TREASURY YIELDS?Treasury yields are a measure of the annualized return an investor can expect to receive for holding a government bond to maturity. They also serve as a ...

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 11:36 IST